No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens
The Habs netminder made 44 saves in a 6-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.
No. 2 Star: Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins were Sid-less, but they did get back Patric Hornqvist and Kris Letang; the latter of whom played 27:16. Flower stopped 26 shots in Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win over Calgary. He went old school poke check save on Paul Byron’s breakaway.
No. 3 Star: Vincent Trocheck, Florida Panthers
The Panthers are a fun team to watch. They took a physical game with the Red Wings all the way to the shoot-out where the Cats won. Trocheck’s goal wasn’t the clincher, but it was the prettiest.
Honorable Mention: Anaheim win their sixth straight with help from Kyle Palmieri and Ryan Getzlaf who scored within 51-seconds of the start of the second period … Tiny Ducks d-man Sami Vatanen added a goal and an assist to his new career high in points in the 4-2 win against Edmonton … Jiri Sekac pours salt in the wounds of LA with this nifty spin-o-rama goal:
… Gustav Nyquist has a goal for your consideration as well …
Did You Know?
Per Elias: Sven Andrighetto is the first @CanadiensMTL player with a point in each of his first 3 NHL games since Pierre Mondou in 1977-78.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 13, 2014
Dishonorable Mention: Detroit’s Stephen Weiss suffered another injury, a separated shoulder, against Florida … Simon Despres leveled Ladislav Smid with a headshot; supplementary discipline possible … Viktor Fasth got the hook after letting in 3 goals on 11 shots. He was not happy with his teammates …
Viktor Fasth flips his lid on his teammates after getting pulled vs. the Ducks https://t.co/mAZ7zaMsqf
— Jason Gold (@JayGold85) December 13, 2014
… I don’t think Fasth is speaking Swedish … Martin Jones got the nod for the Kings. He allowed 6 goals on 20 shots … Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar were both minus-3.